From the dawn of the age of man two things have been for certain. One, is that man will always surpass himself… And two is that only those on earth that learn will live. History proves both of these. One man invests the lightbulb and the next knows to use it to signal ideas in a cartoon. Another invests pants and the other decides to have them be worn way below the waist. Agreeably not the best examples but the point is so long as people remain innovative, they lay the bricks for future innovation. On the matter of learning, history also speaks. All the organisms on earth that still exist today do so because they picked up on something in the past. They learned from their predecessors, their parents, their enemies and most importantly, they leant from nature. Now I’m not saying I’m better than most people. (not out loud anyway) but I try to learn from everyone and everything I experience. Living to learn is the only way I’ve realised that someone out there put up a ceiling and it is my role to break though it. Living to learn is how I learnt to live
It’s a short one, I know
So I recently came across one of my memoirs . September 4th 2009 it was dated. To be honest that day means very little to me today. But say 5 years ago, it meant the world. The tentative nature of the mind never ceases to amaze.
Everyday we set importance to people, objects, events. This “Importance” is however short lived as time and said tentative nature will have us value something else as much, if not more, soon after.
So going through my memoir, I briefly revisited the magnitude and the relevance with which I viewd the event. The melancholy was short lived as I realized that neither time nor the mind values the past and it’s memory.
Needles to say, I no longer keep a memoir. The best we can ever hope for is that tomorrow is brighter than today, that we always have more to look foward to than to look back at
Monday, February 27, 2006
Cameron’s Cuban Adventures – Part 1
Current mood: contemplative
Entering the Frank Pais Airport in Holguin, I felt calm, collected, and confident. Despite traveling alone, everything would run smoothly for me. I witnessed how quickly my fellow passengers were processed and let into Cuba. I figured it was because we were all Canadians, and Canadians are ever so popular in Cuba. However, my experience was to prove an exception to my own rules.
I came up to the Plexiglas Customs window and gave the young women my passport, boarding pass, and hotel information – as required. After looking over my passport, she asked me what I did for a living. I found that a bit odd. Regardless, I complied. I told her I was a biologist. She seemed a bit confused – or maybe “concerned” is a better word. I immediately thought it was because…
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I am hardly the smartest person out there. In fact, I can be credited with superficial quasi-knowledge on any other topic at best … I however belive in venturing into the unknown. I am not known for saying no to a night out on a Monday nor to touching the elastic fence to see if it really works or to anything for that matter.
Life is what you make of it. In my experience, the happiest people are those with vast experience. Seeing the world and all its treasures opens up one to anything: to wonders and to possibilities.
To those living within the confines of status quo I say again, life is what you make of it. Run of the mill is never good enough and living is more than drawing breath. Live life, proceed, progress and make sure you have a story for every occasion.
I know you know about yogurt parfaits. It’s that healthy breakfast/dessert that consists of layers of fruits, yogurt, granola, and a drizzle of honey. So take all that healthy yumminess and put it into a popsicle mold… the result is something sort of epic.
My kids are some serious sweet tooth people. Feeding them these popsicles makes me feel like I’m satisfying their sweet tooth and my mission as a mom- getting your kids to eat well.
Simply layer the popsicle molds with your fruits of choice, vanilla yogurt (I use dannon oikos greek yogurt), granola, and a drizzle of honey. Although the honey will help the granola adhere and freezes; it’s a bit sticky and makes it challenging to remove the popsicles from the molds. Running the molds under warm water and a bit of wiggling will do the trick!
Popsicles for breakfast anyone?! Hope you’ll give this a…
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